In Chicago, Litterbugs Face Huge Fine, Impounded Cars
Drivers can pay as much as $1.5K
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2013 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Chicago drivers who treat city streets as their personal trash can might be in for a rude surprise when a new law takes effect in a month: The city has raised the maximum fine for littering to $1,500 and given police the discretion to impound vehicles, reports the Chicago Tribune. If they're lucky, drivers will get the minimum fine, but that quadrupled from $50 to $200. It might have been even tougher: Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed the bill only after its sponsor agreed that litterbugs' vehicles would not be automatically towed, reports the Sun-Times.

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Oct 19, 2013 6:25 AM CDT
Does this mean that when some cop dumps donut crumbs out the cruiser window, I get to make a citizen's arrest, and go home with a Crown Vic?
Sep 27, 2013 11:49 PM CDT
The difference between Tucson, AZ and Fort Wayne, IN can be seen in the extent of trash thrown from cars There's a piece of trash in EVERY BUSH in Tucson, AZ, but that's not so in Fort Wayne, IN The difference? Tucson has a lot more multi-children Hispanic families than Fort Wayne, IN Drive down any street and watch the candy wrappers, diapers, and fast food sacks just fly out the windows from the car in front of you, generally a large Hispanic family who don't seem to know about trash sacks. Chicago has its share of lower class citizens who don't have enough brain power to use trash bags in cars
Sep 21, 2013 9:42 PM CDT
In Chicago it's OK to shoot and kill somebody just don't dump the body by the roadside....